USB Drive with Entire City’s Personal Data Lost After a Night Out

An IT worker in Japan had a few too many cocktails after work in Amagasaki, Japan. He decided to sleep it off on the streets, and when he woke up the following morning, he found his backpack was missing. One might chalk that up to an inconvenient lesson learned, but unfortunately the contents of that backpack were beyond valuable.

One Mistake Led to a Big Problem

Inside that backpack was a USB drive he used for work containing the birthdates, addresses, and bank account information of nearly half a million Amagasaki residents.

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